The sUAV/GIS Technician will be part of the team which has responsibility for coordinating VACD’s sUAV program while also supporting the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) GIS Specialist in providing state-wide GIS, cartographic and business and mobile tool technical assistance as part of the NRCS Resource Team. The sUAV/GIS Technician’s Home Office will be determined based upon the geographic location of selectee. While the Home Office will be in one of NRCS’ Field Offices or State Office classified as the Technician’s Duty Station there is the expectation that there will regular opportunities to Telework as well as instances and opportunities to “Hotel, or Touchdown” when necessitated by working in NRCS’ Field Offices throughout the Vermont.
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Program Duties and Responsibilities – 0.50 FTE
As a VACD sUAS team member the sUAV Technician will continue the effort to develop, and implement the sUAS program. This work may over time and with experience include:
GIS Technician Duties and Responsibilities – .35 FTE
The purpose of the GIS Technician position is to assist and support Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field and state office staff in planning and implementing conservation practices in order to reduce phosphorus and sediment loading resulting in adverse impacts to water quality of Vermont’s rivers and water bodies. Working with technical direction provided by NRCS’ GIS Specialist or designee the Technician’s responsibilities may include:
Business and Mobile Tools Planning – .15 FTE
Support and assist the NRCS mobile planning tools initiative, including such mobile applications as Field Maps and Survey123. This work may overtime and with training include:
The sUAV/GIS Technician will be an employee of VACD. VACD will provide overall administrative, HR support and supervision carried out chiefly by the VACD Conservation Program Manager. Responsibility for day-to-day assignments and technical oversight may be provided by NRCS GIS Specialist, as well as members of NRCS Resource Team or designee. Training, technical guidance and workload prioritization will be discussed with VACD’s Conservation Programs Manager in consultation the NRCS. Any changes in duties and program direction will be discussed with representatives from NRCS and VACD Conservation Programs Manager and approved by the VACD Executive Director.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with starting wage of $ 18.06 per hour. After successful completion of the first year of service position salary will advance along a path equivalent to the Federal General Services GS 6 pay grade starting at Step 1. In addition the position is eligible for yearly Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increases as determined by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the beginning of each calendar year. The benefits also include health benefits, participation in employer contribution 401 K plan, sick, holiday and vacation leave.
Training and Professional Development: The sUAV/GIS Technician will receive orientation and training from VACD, NRCS and other partners and will have multiple opportunities for professional development as approved by the VACD Conservation Programs Manager.
Reporting: Monthly narrative and statistical reports will be submitted for review to the VACD Conservation Program Manager.
Send resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by January 24th to VACD, c/o Joanne Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org, or PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601.